Small Businesses

News and Articles About Small Businesses

Why Small Businesses Should Partner Up With Other Brands
Partnerships

Why Small Businesses Should Partner Up With Other Brands

Smart partnerships can contribute to growth and influence consumer perception in positive ways.
Web Smith
Avoid These 5 Small-Business HR Mistakes
Managing Employees

Avoid These 5 Small-Business HR Mistakes

Not heeding these warnings can lead to costly mistakes, such as litigation and employee turnover.
Andre Lavoie
This Site Is Helping Businesses Save on Merchandise Orders
Online Business

This Site Is Helping Businesses Save on Merchandise Orders

An online buying club allows wholesale pricing for small businesses.
Mikal E. Belicove
Social Media Marketing Tips for Local Businesses
Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing Tips for Local Businesses

There never seems enough hours to meet the demands of a small business but a few hours a week invested online can pay big returns.
Jeffrey Hayzlett
Is Small Business Getting a Dirty Deal With Clean Water Act Changes?
Regulations

Is Small Business Getting a Dirty Deal With Clean Water Act Changes?

A change to environmental law is being viewed as a massive land grab that hurts many small companies.
Susan Solovic
Strong Dollar Puts Pressure on 'Made in USA' Firms
Economic Conditions

Strong Dollar Puts Pressure on 'Made in USA' Firms

The dollar's run-up over the past six months is pinching small exporters, who say they're facing pricing pressure and overseas competition.
Kate Rogers
When Seeking an SBA Loan, Remember the 5 C's
Startup Financing

When Seeking an SBA Loan, Remember the 5 C's

Banks analyze these five factors to determine whether to approve your small business loan application.
David Nilssen
Why I Don't Want to Have Coffee With You
Time Management

Why I Don't Want to Have Coffee With You

Unless, of course, you fall into one of these five categories. My time is limited, after all.
Gene Marks
How to Get Your Business on Amazon's New Home Services Platform
Service Business

How to Get Your Business on Amazon's New Home Services Platform

Amazon is giving small businesses a way to reach customers, but is looking for a particular set of criteria.
Laura Entis
Money Talks: Alternative Financing Might Be Right for Your Business
Financing

Money Talks: Alternative Financing Might Be Right for Your Business

Skipping the bank is now easier -- and more popular -- than ever.
Stephen Sheinbaum
Google Launches Program to Help Small Businesses Become More Visible
Google

Google Launches Program to Help Small Businesses Become More Visible

The web giant's latest initiative provides online and in-person assistance to help small business owners throughout the U.S. list their companies on Google Search, Google Maps and Google+.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Do This to Prevent Cybercrime and Save Your Business from Disaster
Cybercrime

Do This to Prevent Cybercrime and Save Your Business from Disaster

Cyber attacks are not a matter of "if" but "when."
Kari Warberg Block
How Two New Trade Agreements Can Propel Your Growth
Free Trade

How Two New Trade Agreements Can Propel Your Growth

Small business runs on free trade. Two new agreements could have a big impact.
Susan Solovic
4 Tax Code Changes Small-Business Owners Should Know About
Taxes

4 Tax Code Changes Small-Business Owners Should Know About

With deadlines approaching soon, utilize these tax breaks, credits and deductions.
Mike D’Avolio